Programming note: You can find me at Powell’s all week

I’m not really sure what to do with my Powell’s guest blogging gig.  After a couple of false starts I decided to just treat it exactly like Emily Magazine, for better or worse.

Marisa Meltzer on Cooking the Books!

Cooking the Books — Episode 5 — Marisa Meltzer from The Awl on Vimeo.

Powerful girls

Hi, there are some books you have to buy this week.

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Travel from Olympia (where everyone’s the same) to the Mychygan Wymyn’s Music Festival to the Spice Girls reunion concert via Marisa Meltzer’s revolutionary and engrossing book about how music [...]

Special sauce

Cooking the Books — Episode 4 — Jami Attenberg from The Awl on Vimeo.

A Blonde Walks Into A Bookstore

Bennett’s new book The Blonde of the Joke officially comes out today.  It’s about sluttily-dressed teenage girls who shoplift from a mall in suburban Maryland, and if there is still some question in your mind about whether this or any book will be up your particular alley, I find that a handy trick is [...]